Gary Neville has slammed Manchester United’s ‘joke’ away form this season and has explained what is ‘fundamentally wrong’ with the club’s performances on the road.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won just once away from home in the Premier League so far this season, the club’s poor form once again evident with an indifferent display to draw at Sheffield United last weekend.
The club’s pulsating 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane left them languishing in ninth in the division, and Neville has blasted the club’s approach to away fixtures this season.
The former Manchester United captain was particularly critical of the club’s attacking players, blaming a lack of work-rate and desire for another lacklustre display from his former side.
‘I think I was just disappointed with their approach to away performances this season,’ Neville told Sky Sports MNF.
‘The midfield I’m not going to go into, because that’s not a midfield. What disappointed me most was the lack of penetration and lack of runs, with or without the ball, from the front three.
‘You’re away from home and you’ve got to earn the right to play. That front three are the spark, they’re the ones who can win the game for their team. The reaction when they give the ball away is a joke.
‘The reason I’m so unforgiving of them is because the front three for City and Liverpool are absolutely outstanding and fight for every ball.
‘Rashford, Martial and James, they’re not bad lads. But there’s something fundamentally wrong there, in that first 70 minutes, that can’t happen at that club.’